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In February 2022, the Association Angola 2000, an ICAN partner organisation, convened a workshop in the capital, Luanda, to share perspectives on the ratification of the TPNW. Participants included representatives of Angola's foreign and defence ministries, non-government organisations, churches and the media.[1]

TPNW Status

27 Sep 2018
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2022
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
(b) Transfer Compliant
(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
UNGA resolution on TPNW (latest vote) Voted yes (2023)
Participated in 1MSP (2022) No
1MSP delegation size (% women) N/A
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ Yes (Ratified 2014, Pelindaba)
Party to the NPT Yes (Acceded 1996)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2015)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 2016)
Party to the CWC Yes (Acceded 2015)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (28 Apr 2010)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol Yes
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Angola warned: ‘Nuclear weapons pose a growing catastrophic danger to humanity, and if states continue to increase and improve nuclear arsenals our collective security will be in danger.’2

Angola was one of the co-sponsors for the 2022 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called upon ‘all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date.'3


  • Angola should urgently ratify the TPNW.

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